Debut director and escaped Amish person Rebecca Thomas’ first film is a meditation on the explosive meeting between the modern world and her antiquated upbringing. The usual rookie errors are very much in evidence, but solid performances and a compelling aesthetic make Electrick Children well worth a watch.
Hey, do you have a name? I don’t care really. You’re not famous. Neither is Frances Gumm. Or should I say JUDY GARLAND. Come on peeps, we all know they laughed at old Gummy’s face when she came to an audition. Why, Virginia McMath was probably a boffin before she became Ginger Rogers, and don’t even get me started on Archie Leach. What’s in a name? Well, I’m gonna show you.